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Martellus Bennett, telling it like it is, as always.

Pretty sure he wasn’t talking about big-screen TVs there.

Martellus has had his junk posted on the internet before, so he more than anyone knows how important those extra inches are.

Since we’re on the subject of old Martellus stories, I’m going to take you back to 2009 on this one. Have you ever seen the video of Martellus and his brother Michael doing the “Black Olympics?” Yeah, it’s quite the video.

Martellus Bennett felt ‘disrespected’ by Rex Ryan

Martellus-BennettThe Chicago Bears have arguably the NFL’s best wide receiver tandem in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. They also have a tight end who is proving he can be a threat, and that tight end would appreciate if Rex Ryan would show him a little recognition.

After Chicago’s win over the New York Jets on Monday night, Martellus Bennett said he felt “disrespected” by Ryan not praising him as much as he praised Marshall and Jeffery.

“Today I felt a little disrespected,” Bennett told reporters, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com. “We [the Bears] played a highlight video, and in the highlight video, Rex is talking about [how the Bears] have monsters on the outside with [receivers] Brandon [Marshall] and Alshon [Jeffery], and he was like, ‘Oh, yeah, the tight end is a big dude.’

“I feel like when he talks about me he should talk about me with enthusiasm as well. He was just kind of monotone when he mentioned me. I was kind of [upset] about that. I feel like when somebody talks about me they should use some enthusiasm.”

In case you couldn’t tell, Martellus thinks pretty highly of himself. While he hauled in two touchdowns against the Jets and now has four touchdowns in three games, Bennett isn’t exactly Jimmy Graham. I doubt Rex meant to disrespect Bennett by focusing on two of the best wide receivers in the game, but good for Bennett for using it as motivation.

“Before the game, I told (Ryan) the next time he mentioned me he should use some enthusiasm,” Bennett added. “He just kind of laughed it off.”

I would have laughed it off, too. And after Bennett scored two touchdowns, I probably still would have laughed it off. There was nothing wrong or disrespectful about what Rex said — or didn’t say.

Martellus Bennett, Kyle Fuller have practice fight (Video)

Martellus-Bennett-Kyle-Fuller-fightChicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has been suspended for an undetermined amount of time and fined by the team in the wake of his fight with rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller at Monday’s practice. The scuffle, which took place during a red zone drill, resulted in head coach Marc Trestman ending practice early.

Fuller brought Bennett to the ground during a portion of practice that was supposed to be light contact. Players are allowed to hit one another but are not supposed to bring each other to the ground. It looked like Fuller was trying to strip the ball from Bennett when he ended up swinging him to the turf. Bennett responded by getting in the rookie’s face and slamming him to the ground.

“I come to training camp for one reason and that’s to prepare to win a championship,” Bennett after practice, via Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com. “I play hard and go hard every single day. I’m probably one of the most violent people on the field. That’s just my style of play. I’m going to continue to play the same way I always play. That’s what I’m here for.”

Bennett refused to apologize for the way he reacted. He said his goal is to help the Bears win a championship, not to create friendships. He also downplayed Trestman’s decision to fine him.

“I can afford it,” Bennett said. “I’m not sure what he’ll fine me for on that.”

The 27-year-old Bennett has shown in the past that he can have somewhat of a temper. If he goes after a defender during an actual game like he went after Fuller, he would likely be flagged and ejected. That’s probably why Trestman has chosen to give him some time off.

H/T Rotoworld

Martellus Bennett: I want to punch ‘scumbag’ Brandon Meriweather in the face

Brandon-Meriweather-RedskinsWashington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been one of the most notorious head-hunters in the NFL since he entered the league in 2007. Almost every rule that has been put into place over the past several years to protect receivers prevents Meriweather from playing the only way he knows how. And for that, Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett hates him.

Meriweather received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Monday after he was flagged twice for unnecessary roughness for illegally hitting both Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. He was also fined $42,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy earlier this season. During his weekly appearance on 670 The Score in Chicago, Bennett went off on Meriweather.

“The scumbag,” Bennett said, via Sarah Kogod of DC Sports Bog. “What it comes down to, at the end of the day, the players have got to look out for the players. There’s a way to go out there and be a beast when you hit people, and have nobody want to come across the middle. But then there’s a way not to do it, where you’re deliberately hitting guys [high]…

“Then it just becomes wrong. It’s not ignorance, because he knows what he’s doing, or guys know what they’re doing. Some guys are making these attacks on other guys.”

Prior to those comments, the host joked with Bennett that he should consider Sunday’s game a victory because didn’t get illegally clobbered by Meriweather.

“Oh, I still want to punch him in the face,” Bennett replied.

Meriweather has been blasted by current and former players for the way he plays the game. He’s dangerous and has hit with intent to injure on more than one occasion. If he does it again after returning from suspension, the NFL is going to have to consider an unprecedented penalty.

H/T Shutdown Corner

Martellus Bennett says he used ‘Spidey-senses’ to save fan who fell from stands

New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett was not done working after his team dismantled the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Bennett was walking toward the locker room after the 38-10 victory when a middle-aged fan lunged over the railing above the tunnel, lost his balance and began plummeting roughly 15 feet to the ground below.

Fortunately for the fan, Bennett was in the process of tossing his gloves to the fans and was there to break his fall.

“I was doing what I usually do, moseying to the locker room and meandering around,” Bennett explained according to USA Today. “Naturally, I just wanted to step back, but I did the righteous thing and I stepped up. I caught him, I saved his life, I tapped into my inner superhero, which I do have.

“I’m usually a ninja, but my Spidey-senses told me he was going to take a fall, so I saved his life. He owes me his first-born or something. Actually I don’t want that. Maybe a sandwich or something.”

Bennett said he tried to slowly pull the man down but tripped and they all went tumbling to the ground. The big tight end fell on a cameraman, but fortunately no one was injured. The fan, however, was taken to stadium offices by New Jersey State Troopers and booked on undisclosed charges.

“That sucks,” Bennett said when told that the tumble got the fan into trouble.

Bennett seems to be enjoying his time in New York, and we’re glad to see him show that in a way other than taking shot after shot at a certain quarterback he used to play with. If only every fan who flipped over a railing had a superhero there to catch them.

Martellus Bennett takes shot at Tony Romo (Video)

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Martellus Bennett was a guest on “Good Day New York” on Tuesday, and the New York Giants tight end spent part of his appearance doing what he does best — taking shots at Tony Romo.

The show’s hosts had a football on set in light of Bennett’s appearance, and that’s what led to Bennett’s jab.

Co-host Dave Price threw the football across the set to weatherman Mike Woods, and his inaccurate throw bounced off the ground.

“Kinda looked like Tony Romo throwing that ball,” Bennett remarked.

When the show’s other co-host asked Bennett what he said, the tight end did not back down.

“I said he kinda looked like Tony Romo.”

Nothing else of note happened during Bennett’s time on set from what we could tell, but this is almost getting old from Martellus.

Bennett, who spent four seasons with the Cowboys, loves taking shots at his former QB. He seemed to take a jab at Romo in July, and we heard a similar story from an anonymous source in September. Now, a few days after calling Tony Romo a “great quarterback,” the true feelings again came out.

This just adds to the intrigue of Sunday’s game between the teams.

H/T The Dallas Cowboys Show

Martellus Bennett: My relationship with Tony Romo was like man dating two women

Martellus Bennett enjoys playing for the Giants far more than he enjoyed playing for the Cowboys. We are a mere six games into his first season with New York, and the tight end has already made that quite clear. Bennett spent four seasons with Dallas, but he says he has already established a better relationship with Eli Manning than he ever had with Tony Romo. More specifically, he no longer has to be the second girlfriend.

“Me and Eli are a lot closer than I was with Romo,” Bennett told Jim Rome on CBS Sports Network according to the Dallas Morning News. “I think Romo is a great quarterback. And I think he’s done some great things for the Cowboys. But I just think his relationship with Witten is one of those special things they were able to build.

“Being here, I’ve just been trying to build the same thing with Eli. And I think I’ve had the chance to build and grow into that role instead of being the guy that’s going to be second hand in the relationship. It’s kind of like somebody who is dating two women. One woman is going to get more attention than the other.”

While the simile may be a bit questionable, we see Bennett’s point. He has showered Manning in praise in the past and taken veiled shots at Romo, so in the end this is just more of the same. Bennett’s three touchdown catches this season are only one shy of his career high with the Cowboys and he is less than 60 yards short of surpassing his career high in receiving yards. He’s simply a better fit in New York. If he wants to compare that to being somebody’s girlfriend, that’s his prerogative.